Leander Paes and Sania Mirza bowed out of the mixed doubles tennis event to end Indian tennis hopes at the London Olympics 2012. The Indian duo lost out in straight set 5-7, 6-7 to top seeds Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi of Belarus.
Earlier Victoria Azarenka completed a win over Maria Kirilenko to win a bronze in the women's singles event.
It was a disappointing exit for Paes-Sania, who would have been looking for at least some medal after all other Indians had made sorry exits in their respective tennis events. Leander Paes was paired up with Vishnu Vardhan in the men's doubles but bowed out in the second round. Sania Mirza and Rushmi Chakravarthy made a first round exit in the women's doubles.
The Indians lost the first set 5-7 on Friday and were trailing 2-3 when bad light stopped play in their quarter-final against the Belarussian pair.
They fought hard today and took the second set into a tie-breaker. They lost the tie-breaker 5 points to 7.